The Finisher, Paperback Book

The Finisher Paperback

Part of the Vega Jane series

3.5 out of 5 (2 ratings)


In The Finisher, bestselling author David Baldacci's first young adult adventure, a young girl is faced with an enormous mystery that could change her world completely. Welcome to Wormwood: a place where curiosity is discouraged and no one has ever left. Until one girl, Vega Jane, discovers a map that suggests a mysterious world beyond the walls.

A world with possibilities and creatures beyond her imagining. But she will be forced to fight for her freedom. And unravelling the truth may cost Vega her life. Wrapped in magic and mystery, The Finisher is the start of an enthralling series for young adult readers from the Sunday Times bestselling author, as you've never seen him before.


  • Format: Paperback
  • Pages: 528 pages
  • Publisher: Pan Macmillan
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  • Category: Fantasy
  • ISBN: 9781447263005

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I've previously read quite a few books by David Baldacci and really enjoyed them, so I was looking forward to getting stuck into his first journey into the YA genre. I'd like to thank the netgalley team for the copy i received to review. This title was published on 4th March by Pan Macmillan.Fourteen-year-old Vega has lived all her life in Wormwood. Beyond Wormwood lies the terrifying Quag, filled with all manner of weird and evil creatures that are intent on ripping a Wug like Vega limb from limb. All Wugs are taught from an early age that outside of the Quag there is nothing, just... nothing.This is a wonderfully descriptive novel that easily rivals any of Baldacci's previous books. The story comes to life with the use of brilliantly descriptive language, draws you in from the very beginning and takes you for a very bumpy ride at breakneck speed before throwing you out after the thrilling conclusion. 4/5 stars.

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Better than I expected. It's very readable although some of the world slang gets annoying. Especially when mixed in with slang from our world.Not sure I believed that a closed dictorial culture like this would allow Vega to get away with what she does. But it's an OK read.

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